a day in the life of a crane operator
Hoisting heavy or large objects is often a precise and intellectual job. You must prepare the lifting equipment properly, make no mistakes and carefully and thoughtfully operate the cranes to carry out the heavy job. Curious to see what the working day of our crane operator looks like?
Are you joining our team?
During our job day on May11 you can do much more than just watch. Learn how to use drones, test our work in 3D with VR and a crane simulator or immediately operate our mighty machines. Lifting with our cranes, driving with our dumpers and maneuvering with our trucks: it's all possible!
Aertssen Group strengthens its market position through the acquisition of ADM Team Heavy Weight
Aertssen Group has taken over the activities of the ADM Team Heavy Weight transport company from Westerlo. This acquisition strengthens our position in the exceptional transport sector, and promotes our further international expansion. Through the acquisition, we also benefits from a trimodal access location along the Albert Canal.
Overname van Envi en Willy Crommen door Aertssen Group
Aertssen Group finaliseerde op 25 januari 2019 de overname van Envi en Willy Crommen. De ondernemingen uit Hoeselt werden tot voor kort bestuurd door Jan Van Broekhoven. Hij zal aan boord blijven en de verdere groei helpen uitbouwen.
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Visit us at Wind Energy Expo in Hamburg
This year the Wind Energy expo in Hamburg will take place on the 25th to 28th of September. Visit our stand in the Belgian pavilion in hall 3 and discover how we can help you with onshore projects and SPMT transports.
Accredited asbestos removal
Another milestone that we are proud of! We received accreditation for asbestos removal from the Federal Public Service (FOD WASO). Aertssen Group is a specialist in this field and offers a range of removal methods including remove use of incubator bags and in hermetic zones.
First pile for our new distribution center
Our logistics department will have a new head office. After months of intensive earth moving, the official start of the construction was yesterday with the first pile. Sam Aertssen opened the ceremony and we proudly raised our glass.
Our first warehouse has been built
We are very proud of our latest project. In just two months, we have refreshed the historic hangar 19 that stood along the Scheldt quays in Antwerp and rebuilt it on the sites of Spoor Oost.
Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen achieves VCA Petro certificate
Our building & infrastructure department proudly obtained the VCA-Petro certificate.
Aertssen Transport is AEO Licensed!
We obtained our AEO license! Since 18/04/2018 Aertssen Transport is proud to be an Authorized Economic Operator.
Acquisition of crane rental company Michielsens
We are proud to announce that the acquisition of crane rental company Michielsens has been completed. The acquisition agreement has been signed on Friday the 16th of February. We warmly welcome the 200 Michielsens employees to the Aertssen Group!
Heavy lifting for impressive office building
In Temse, Aertssen Kranen is helping build a new headquarters building for our client. We installed the steel structure so it can soon be placed on two steel trusses, 15 meters above the dry dock of the former shipyard Boelwerf.
Aertssen wishes you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Aertssen has been selling delicious home-made soup to our employees. We proudly donate the proceeds to August & Zonneschijntje and their Project Magic.
First BIM award for Aertssen
Last Thursday our engineering department won the very first BIM award. We received this trophy in the category "Groundbreaking approach" for our concept "design: from reality to VR and back".
Clean up operations following a train incident
This morning, we started the salvage works of damaged trains on the La Louvière-Bergen line. Thanks to the combined efforts of Aertssen Group, we performed this delicate job safely, quickly and professionally.
Transporting world's largest Monopile
Our affiliate Roll-iT Transported world's largest monopile with a diameter of no less than 7.8 metres and a length of 84.5 metres. Total weight? 1,300 tonnes!
A new mileston: 1,500,000 m³
Last year Aertssen started working in Wülfrath (Germany) with the preparatory works for a limestone quarry. We are removing several top layers of overburden, such as rocks and waste. Last week we've reached the milestone of 1,500,000 m³ of earthmoving! Quite impressive!
G.Smeyers appeared on Kanaal Z
Alle Zaken Op Een Rijtje takes a look behind the scenes of Belgian companies. This weekend they visited G.Smeyers, a company of the Aertssen Group, and discovered how the groundwater on a construction site can be reduced.
The Zwin in transformation
Measures have been taken to preserve the Zwin. Want to have an update on the expansion works at the Zwin? Read more.
Aertssen Group herontwikkelt voormalige ‘Monti’-site
In Lier geeft de Aertssen Group de gebouwen van de voormalige drukkerij ‘Monti’ een nieuwe toekomst. Het indrukwekkende terrein beantwoordt straks aan de toenemende vraag naar logistieke opslagmogelijkheden.
Open Doors Ford Genk
Aertssen and Aclagro are joining forces for a challenging project to demolish the C-zone of the former FORD plant at Genk. Sunday 01/10/2017 we are opening Ford Genk's old factory buildings. Visit the site one last time and discover how our demolition cranes are making path for future developments and new jobs.
Aertssen Kranen enters the top 50
According to the technical journal “International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine”, our company has entered the top 50 of the world’s top crane-owning companies based on the total load moment of its crane fleet.
Afbraak Ford Genk begonnen
Vandaag is de afbraak van de oude fabriek van Ford Genk begonnen. De eerste fabriekshal werd neergehaald met hulp van Minister Muyters en in aanwezigheid van Frieda Brepoels, voorzitter van de Vlaamse Waterweg, en Genks burgemeester Wim Dries.
Center of Kapellen gets a makeover
In 2023 the center of Kapellen will look very differently. A new administrative center, 30 service flats, a service center and a banquet hall will be built. Last week Aertssen signed the contract for this redevelopment project.
"Den Bosuil" is saying farewell to its stage 1, making ways for a modern and new one. Aertssen is currently excavating the construction pit for the new stage.
Aertssen represented at Mercedes-Benz Truck Event
In the impressive quarry of Quenast (Belgium), Mercedes-Benz organized its Road Efficiency Experience Days. Colleagues Peter Hoorelbeke and Alain Floré promoted the Aertssen colours during this special event, which took place from 11 to 14 May.
Demolition of former FORD plant at Genk
Aertssen and Aclagro are joining forces for a challenging project to demolish the C-zone of the former FORD plant at Genk.
Remediation works at Lobroekdok
In the presence of Flemish Minister of Mobility Ben Weyts and Antwerp's municipal councillor of Mobility Koen Kennis, Aertssen started the remediation works of the Lobroekdok. These works are an important preparation for the construction of the Oosterweel connection.
New equipment, better servce
Good equipment is half the job. That is why we recently bought 25 new MAN Trucks.
Largest sand sculpture ever in the Zwin
Zwin currently displays the world's largest sand sculpture. The artwork measures 40 by 40 meters and represents the logo of our group. We took pride in unveiling the logo during our family day on April 29, 2017.
New JS 250 system for Roll-iT
Roll-iT NV recently acquired Enerpac’s brand new JS 250 system. With this acquisition, Roll-iT can jack-up loads up to 1000T up to 10m height!
Het ESF investeert in Aertssen Kranen
Onze medewerkers zijn goud waard. Daarom investeren we bij Aertssen zoveel mogelijk in hun toekomst. Aertssen Kranen startte onlangs twee grensverleggende initiatieven en investeert zo in zijn medewerkers.
Clean-up operations in the wake of a derailment
Saturday a train was derailed nearby Leuven (B). Aertssen was contracted for the entire clean-up and recovery operation. We united forces and in less than 36 hours Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen, Aertssen Kranen and Aertssen Transport brought this delicate operation to a successful finish.
Safe and clean vehicles are an absolute must, aren’t they? Aertssen Cranes recently launched the "Mr Clean” - also known as “Mr Proper” - action. We want to emphasize to our employees that cleanliness and safety go hand in hand.
On Wednesday, December 14th, the new Belgian comedy PIPPA with Nathalie Meskens appeared in cinemas. For the realization of the film Aertssen gave a helping hand, providing one of our telescopic cranes.
New bicycle bridge across the Albert Canal
Last weekend Aertssen Kranen installed a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Albert Canal, close to the Merksem viaduct. An impressive task for which we deployed two 500-tonne mobile cranes, SPMTs and a pontoon.
International department visits head office
Recently our colleagues from the Middle East paid a visit to our head office in Stabroek. The reason for this was our third Open Doors.
15 Megawatt groene stroom
13/10/2016 - Drie jaar geleden werd onze groene droom werkelijkheid: we bouwden het grootste aaneensluitende park voor zonne-energie in de Benelux. Vandaag genieten meer dan 4.000 gezinnen van deze groene stroom. Maar kunnen we deze hernieuwbare energie ook tijdelijk opslaan? En hoe?
Demolition of last remnants of former sugar factory
05/10/2016 - Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen demolishes the last remnants of the former sugar factory in Veurne and paves the way for a new green future. The former site of no less than 46 hectares, will be transformed into a new residential area with an expansive park area, nature reserve and a business park. Without a doubt, Aertssen is proud to work on this project.
Multi lift with 14 mobile cranes
25/09/2016 - Aertssen Kranen played a prominent role in the maintenance of a pipeline for a sludge processing plant. A complex and challenging task for which we deployed 14 mobile cranes.
09/09/2016 - Yesterday Aertssen officially received approval to further expand its business activities on a 10 hectares brown field site at the Logistics Park Waasland.
Aertssen Newsflash 08
Our customers count on our expertise in earthworks, they call on us to help with lifting activities and they rely on our logistics capacities. Since our establishment, we have grown into a strong, professional group with a wide range of activities.
And today we are still looking for new opportunities. One of those opportunities is presenting itself in the future Waasland Logistics Park. We have just received the go-ahead for our 10-hectare concession and in the course of 2017 we will make a start with the construction of the new premises for our distribution platform. A promising outlook, which we are proud of!
Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen in the news
05/08/2016 - Aertssen is quite busy working in Antwerp for the Noorderlijn project. Make sure to check out our yellow dump trucks, wheel loaders and excavators during the report of ATV.
Aertssen Kranen in the news
04/08/2016 - The Old Docks in Ghent welcomed two new 44 meter high port cranes. Roll-iT and Aertssen Kranen managed both the transport and installation of these two giants with a smooth and successful result.
120 extra hectares for the Zwin
03/08/2016 – Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen Aertssen is quite busy working in Knokke-Heist. The famous intertidal area the Zwin will be rebuilt and expanded with no less than, 120 hectares in the next three years. The new nesting islands, pools, cycling and hiking paths will undoubtedly charm humans and animals alike.
Construction of Hospital ZNA Cadix
20/05/2016 - In the very heart of Antwerp, Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen is helping with the construction of the new hospital ZNA Cadix. The new hospital will be located next to the Kempenstraat and nearby MAS and University College AP.
ATV reported the start of the works.
Second Place Truck Fleet Owner of the Year 2016
26/02/2016 - Aertssen Transport and Aertssen Services were among the winners. At the Transport & Logistics Awards, we obtained an impressive second place in the category Truck Fleet-Owner of the Year 2016, a prestigious award of which we can be proud!
Visit us at Breakbulk Europe 2016
This year the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition 2016 will take place on 23rd to 26th of May 2016 in Antwerp Expo. This is the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to breakbulk and project cargo logistics and both Aertssen and Roll-iT will be present!
Visit our stand and meet our logistics experts, who will happy to share with you our transport and logistic solutions and expertise.
The Aertssen movie stars
A few months ago, Aertssen got a call from Skyline Entertainment: they had seen the Ruston Bucyrus, Raf Aertssen’s oldest crane. The question: might they be able to use it for the latest FC De Kampioenen film?
Aertssen lowers its CO2 footprint
At Aertssen, we are well aware that our machines and vehicles emit CO2 and that they therefore have an impact on the environment. That’s why we pay attention to our ecological footprint. We want “working well, quickly and properly” to go hand-in-hand with “respect for mankind and the environment”.
Aertssen invests in its people
Our employees are worth their weight in gold. That’s why, at Aertssen, we try to pamper them as much as possible - with training and safety and health campaigns, among other things.
Aertssen Newsflash 07
We are proud to confirm that in 2015, our employees again made a difference.
Our transport company's commitment was awarded second place at the 2015 Gazellen Transport & Logistics awards. Our other departments also did extremely well. Aertssen Cranes has been awarded a new framework contract for lifting works by ExxonMobil. And our contracting department has been busy transforming a former railway yard into a green, public space.
Internationally speaking, we have equally added several great projects to our name. Take for example the expansion of Jumeirah Beach in Dubai and the lifting works for the new airport terminal in Abu Dhabi.
Recently, our affiliate Gulf Earth Moving in Qatar noted - get this - 2 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). A fantastic performance!
Best European Solar Project in 2014
Terranova solar - The solar panel farm on the Gipsberg in Zelzate - was a prizewinner at the prestigious InterSolar trade show on 4 June 2014 in Munich. The solar energy farm won the award for the ‘best European solar project in 2014.’
Aertssen kiest voor zero emission transport met Nikola Tre
Vorige week werd de Nikola Tre, een truck op waterstof, voorgesteld aan het grote publiek in Phoenix (Arizona). Aertssen Group was aanwezig op het lanceringsevenement van Nikola Corporation en plaatste meteen tien waterstoftrucks in voorbestelling. Meer nog, we onderzoeken intussen hoe het zelf waterstof kan produceren via eigen windmolens en zonnepanelen.